By Buffalo Exchange Houston (Rice Village)
Just because it’s still crazy hot in Houston, doesn’t mean we don’t have our eyes turned towards fall and layers. Besides, almost everywhere in Houston has air conditioning, so we can’t live in shorts and sandals all year.
Normcore is a trend we are seeing more and more about on blogs, and while it seems complicated for something so simple, it’s a really great trend for the coming months. Think of past trends, such as mixing your high-end with your low-end and go from there. Nothing says normcore like simple classics layered up. Take a Dries Van Noten silk trench coat over a James Perse white thermal with a great pair of boyfriend jeans from J. Crew, and add in some faux fur Birkenstock-esque sandals. Here is where it gets fun, add in some basic accessories, and a retro Longchamp leather backpack in lilac adds a pop of color in a seemingly basic outfit. Gray eco-friendly socks and a beanie on top finish up a simple, but “cool” outfit.
Here in Rice Village, we call this next trend bohemian beautiful. It’s been around for several seasons and it just doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Layers of lush and ornate clothing create a soft romantic look juxtaposing the architectural styles, and minimalistic qualities present in other trends. A retro Whiting and Davis bag with funky eclectic jewelry adds to a beautiful hand sewn ethnic dress layered under a purple chenille coat with faux fur details. Make sure you pick up a turban this season, we are obsessed with the burgundy velvet one featured on Hilary. Classic cowboy inspired shoes make this outfit totally wearable in an abundance of situations.
This fall we are expecting a resurgence of comfort with tailored preppy accents. Armani Exchange green sweatpants look surprisingly polished with a pristine white button-up shirt, black J. Crew pullover, and a one button J. Crew school boy jacket. Add a pair of cutout brown booties, a red orange faux leather handbag plus a pair of silver aviator shades, and you’re ready to go beyond grocery shopping and into a board room.
A look we have been calling “faux modesty” has been popping up this summer and is rolling into the fall. Gone are the skin tight dresses with cutouts and deep V-necks. In its place we are seeing circle skirts and boxy tops with hints of skin below. Dresses are longer with see-through panels that allude to the body. It’s no longer about showing what you got, but it’s about hinting towards what’s underneath. A 90s throwback leather choker and killer black mid-calf boots allude to a tougher interior then the feminine skirt and top combo showcase.
Long gone are the days of matching only silver with silver and gold with gold. We are encouraging our shoppers and fashionistas to recycle those body-con dresses and use them for layering. By using a dramatic chiffon maxi skirt with slits to the hip, you still can look fierce and showcase your gams. A gold vintage necklace creates a collar on the silver Free People dress. Black velvet booties and gold clutch push this metallic goddess look beyond basic. You don’t always need sequins to shine.
You can find similar styles and styling inspiration at your local Buffalo Exchange!